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Sony VAIO Tap 21

Sony VAIO Tap 21
alaScore 91

61 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the value for money. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Sony VAIO Tap 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony VAIO Tap 21 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO SVT21218CXB 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop

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Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB)


The Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB) is a vast improvement over last year's pioneering portable all-in-one desktop. It has a lot more going for it, but there's still not quite enough to call it our first Editors' Choice for this nascent category.

Portable around the house. Huge screen for a portable device. Ultrabook performance in an all-in-one desktop form factor. Comfortable keyboard and mouse included

Quite a few pre-loaded apps. Reflective glass. No latch on arm. Shorter battery life than rivals

The Sony VAIO Tap 21 (SVT21217CXB) is a large-screen portable all-in-one desktop PC, running Windows 8 multimedia benchmarks just as well as a high-end ultrabook. Its three-hour battery life is an improvement over the first generation of portable...

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Hands on: Sony Vaio Tap 21 review


Sony goes big with its latest tablet

Brilliant display ; It's lighter than before

It's huge


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Best of all worlds - Desktop, Laptop, Tablet


I use this as a primary desktop and i carry it to short meetings without bringing the power adapter. The touch screen functions perfectly. Wired or wireless network access always available without any major messing around in network adapter land....

One touch view at any angle

A little too much glare coming off the screen

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Sleek design. Easy to use.


Good value. Easy to use and set up. A lot of apps that I don't use but several interesting ones I have begun to use. Still in the "learning curve" with software. I had used a Dell and Word for years. Overall very pleased with the product.This product...

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Good computer


Once they got all the pop up and garbage that kept popping to it . It works pretty good. Nothing wrong with the Soni Computer but I don't like Microsoft 8.1 Note on the recommending to a friend. I would tell them to wait for the next system after...

Faster than my old one

Had to take it back to the Geek squad almost every day for a month

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Love this space saving computer


I love this all in one computer! The space savings is worth it alone and it's quiet too. The screen images are crisp and clean, very beautiful. The only hard thing for me has been learning a new operating system but that's not a negative on the...

Beautiful screen images, space saving, easy set up, functionality

New OS

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Excellent PC/Tablet combo


I was recently on the market for a new computer and went to Best Buy to look at my options. I assumed I would be getting a laptop because I wanted something that could be easily put away when not in use (since I don't have an office/desk in my place)....

Extra large touch screen, turns on fast

Battery life is somewhat short; mouse works well but material doesn't feel sturdy

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We use it as TV


Great image quality. The clarity and sharpness of this monitor is stunning. It works perfectly. Easy to use. I love it.This product has... A touch screen that works great, good sound quality, Easy to set up, Responsive touchscreenAbout me... Parent...

Easy to use


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Love it!


Still learning how to operate the new version of Windows.This product has... A touch screen that works great, Clear display, good sound quality, Easy to set up, Responsive touchscreenAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails, Technology guru, Business...


Learning new Windows

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Great new all-in-one! Love It


Very nice item! Nice screen! Vivid & large. Is great!This product has... A touch screen that works great, Clear display, good sound quality, Easy to set up, Lightning fastAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails, retired, Comfortable with technology

Easy to set up & use

No problems